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even stone faces have scars

even stone faces have scars
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Copyright: Teresat Teresat (Teresat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010-03-31
Categories: Mood
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-03-06 19:24
Viewed: 2628
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have met this face in Castello Sforzesco and I liked his sad face and scar: a memory of hurting times. Christian Zucconi Selenmo is the author of the Travestino sculpture. I like Rocks.I love memory...and that Day I had the evidence that even stones "faces" have scars ...I still have doubts if they could be memory gardiens...

I'm certain, as we filled down the great staircase, that I appeared the same as ever, a moping twelve years-old, all arms and legs. But secretly I knew I had been transformed, moved by the revelation that human beings create art, that to be an artist was to see what others could not.”
― Patti Smith, Just Kids


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Hello Teresat. I like the mood, well captured. Best, Phil

Hi Teresat,
Nice picture of this face in sculpture,
great again in Black & White,
Excellent details and sharp presentation,
Excellent mood and contrast,
Nicely done, Teresat as always..

  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-03-06 20:46]

Hello Teresat

Good textural details in this expressive sculpture. Excellent sharpness, graphism & framing. Nice note on the the sad emotive statue with the scar from an unknown wound. Good dof. Tfs!

Ciao Teresa, fantastic portrait of interesting statue, good DOF, excellent clarity, great sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Amazing interpretation with a strong accompanied note to the picture, make this work so appealing, dear Teresa!
Great sharpness and well play between light and shadow.
The B/W treatment to the picture worked well and gives it a long-lasting look.
Well done!

Um abracos,

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2012-03-06 23:24]

nice observation
nice expression of the stone
good sculpture
nice to see

Bom dia amiga Teresa,

O ser humano e uma de suas mil faces.
A eterna busca da nossa própria identidade!
Quem somos, o que somos, por que somos?

Bela foto, plena de significado e que nos leva às perguntas, e são elas que importam, não as respostas.

Parabéns e a admiração.
Do amigo,

Hello Teresa.

I do so relate to your title and image, some scars deeper than others, some on show, some not.

Your images bring thought and emotion to the fore, we see the marks left by the sculpter, your grayscale lets us feel the inprints he makes. the face in shade gives depth and detail.

Very well seen Teresa and very well presented, you give us more food for thought.

STV :)))

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2012-03-07 5:12]

Hi Teresat,

Excellent B/W picture of the sculture, I like very much the texture of the stones.
Very nice détails and sharpness, wonderfull Mood.
Great framing , excellent job.
My best regards.

Ola Teresa,
Boa captura,gosto do enquadramento.

Olá Teresa
a fantastic image of sad stone-face. excellent POV and perfectly focused. splendid tight crop. the B&W version, as always, enhances the artistic value of the photo.

Bonjour Teresat;
Joli portrait où le NB trouve une place de choix!!!
Belle sculpture, même si sa tête ne nous revient pas, les détails de la pierre se mettent bien en valeur!!!

Dear Teresa,
you capture the mood with great perfection. the angle of light you use just perfect to enhance the sadness. a proper POV was help.
with best wishes from Samiran

HI Teresat...very dramatic shot of this sculpture. The perspective and point of view that you used work well to show the drama of the scar on the face. Nice shot.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-03-07 13:11]

Hi Teresa,
An interesting portrait of this stone sculpture where a scar is clearly noticed. Good light management and contrasts. A nicely converted B&W presentation. I like the crop.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hello Teresat,a good choice to show in black and white, it accentuates the marks made by the sculptor.The bokeh is a good contrast in texture.
The coloured version is interesting as a comparison.
I like the light and shadow.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-03-07 16:05]
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Hi Teresa,
A portrait of a broken man. This many meanings for me. a person deeply scarred, and broken in mind. So typical of so many of us.

Great capture indeed.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-03-08 7:09]


quelle suclputre de pierre, fantastique compi et iamge superbe avec le rendu sur la pierre on voit les traces de taille et la fente sur la tête quelle belle compo et image la grande calsse.
Bravo et aimité


Olá Teresa, muito boa noite,
Tenho analisado essa bela imagem que você produziu, ou, melhor dizendo, você extraiu da pedra trabalhada pelo escultor.
O ângulo que você escolheu, a luz que fez escorrer sobre a pedra machucada, criaram uma obra nova, sua, só sua, inclusive por que sua escrita não é tátil, mas procura gravar o que seus olhos viram.
Vejo que já não tenho sorrisos, mas também a foto não é para sorrir.

Bonjour Teresa
Je me souviens de cet étrange château plein d'Histoire à Milan,mais cette statue me ferait plus penser à Pompéi, le cadrage serré accentue l'aspect tragique.Le travail brut du sculpteur va tout à fait dans ce sens - à moins que ce soit ton parfait cadrage qui la rende à ce point vivante qu'on sent presque un souffle de douleur retenue arriver jusqu'à nous.
um grande abraço

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  • Pajo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (264)
  • [2012-03-11 15:36]
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Very good picture,ligting and blur background.Bze.Pajo.

ola teresat,
très expressif ton statut..
j'ai beaucoup aimé..

Those words by Patti Smith are revealing , the scar in a way is like an opening to the inner head , to the inorganic mind of the statue which seems in a state of "thinking" , abstractly speaking indeed !
A simple photo that is but one that speaks for itself .
Pleasing nonetheless is the placement of the eyes split in half by the prominent crack in the center of your composition that suits well to the theme here and do i like the shallow depth of field in this Teresa , sort of help consolidating the idea of concentration ( the thinking ) and isolation of the statue in its surroundings , the subject matters a lot here , you have delivered a powerful image my friend and since i am attracted to stone art in every forms like a magnet to metal i truly enjoy your photo ,
tfs and thank you for visiting my gallery earlier , really nice of you ,
Um grande abraço,

Wow! So true! And the scars of this statue are showing instead of hidden. Awesome composition. Sharp details and nice framing. Very well done, tfs.

A real rugged sculpture which seems to show much character. Nicely captured in B&W. It shows the rugged texture. TFS

Hi Teresa
A great subject to talk about
Nice idea, and well done...the b/w added to its beauty

Technical a very good, also good perspective picture.
A splendid light exposure, taken with high quality.
Composition and B&W are wonderful.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-03-22 7:15]

Bom Dia Amiga Teresa.

Your next the admirable composition and title.
You gave back the character of the face from this monument magnificently,
showing him in colours to black and white.
Perfect composition and splendid realization.

With best wishes.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-03-26 9:01]

Olá Teresa,
Large symmetry with very good detail. A wonderful and very interesting figure in the picture. Beautiful image with great perspective. Wonderfully seen and look out of class presentation.
Um abracos,

Hi Teresat. Lovely stone textures and the sculpture looks very powerful in this black and white composition. Very well seen and presented with a dynamivc POV of this creative photo. Well done. Cheers.

Hoi Teresat,

You made a superb interpretation of that statue !
It indeed has a sad face, and indeed it has a scarfe, and indeed people with hard faces can have scarves on their sole.


Great sculpture,great photo and I love your notes.All the best,Otto.

Hi Teresa,
Very fitting in monochrome and interesting note. Scars can tell a lot on a person. Well seen.

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